Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been promoted and advocated by several of the most famous Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. It seems like a great idea. Since in the future most of the repetitive work will be taken over by robots, then people without a job will need to earn money somehow. UBI promises to give people enough income to make a poor living without the need to work. In the midst of a world where globalization and digital disruption has already wreaked havoc among the manufacturing rungs of society, and where this has lead to more and more nationalistic governments, UBI shines as a promise to protect the displaced.